In 2018, 2,573 U.S. hospitals will be penalized¹
Medicare’s Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP) requires CMS to penalize acute care hospitals for readmissions within 30 days of discharge for these admission types:
84.2% of hospitals with dedicated psychiatric services are penalized for readmissions.²
For example, risk of readmission doubles in Rhode Island when mental health or substance abuse comorbidities are present.³
Mental health or substance abuse = Significantly higher potential for readmissions
1. Schizophrenia: 21%
2. Bipolar disorders: 15.8%
3. Major depression: 12%
27.4% of potentially preventable readmissions in Florida are related to mental health and substance abuse.⁴
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